Denver Trial Attorney Blog | Leventhal Puga Braley P.C.
Many of us have heard of bedsores, the small wounds that develop after the skin is allowed to be in contact with a bed for an extended period of time. Bedsores are a type of pressure ulcers. The formation of a pressure ulcer is a never event. They are most prevalent in nursing homes and hospitals, where staff need to make sure residents and patients move the proper amount to avoid the wound. A minor bedsore is treated similarly to a cut and can heal fairly quickly and easily on its own. But, if the staff fail to do their jobs, and bedsores are allowed to develop far past the early stages, then they can have a serious impact on the victim’s health. It may even prove to be fatal. Read the rest »
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that can develop after an injury. It involves chronic pain that is more severe and debilitating than would be expected to result from the injury. Symptoms of CRPS include swelling in the affected area, decreased mobility, changes in the texture or color of the skin, and sensitivity to touch and cold. Complex regional pain syndrome usually affects the arms or legs, leaving you unable to walk without intense pain. A disorder like CRPS can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to enjoy day-to-day life. So, what happens after you develop it following a car accident? Read the rest »
Concussions are an everyday injury. It seems as though we all know someone who has suffered from one. Because of how common they are, we often view them as a mild injury that’s easy to heal from. However, the reality is, concussions are a serious matter that can have life-altering effects and complications, especially if they are not given the proper attention they need. Read the rest »
Giving birth is both a wonderful and frightening event. On the one hand, you’re about to bring your child into the world; on the other, you’re in extreme pain and there are hundreds of things that can go wrong. One of those potential complications is Erb’s Palsy. Read the rest »
The corona virus spread and infection with COVID-19 is a serious concern to us all. It is changing the way we all live and work, at least temporarily. Although as the pandemic continues to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, we want you to know that we are committed to providing uninterrupted service to all of our clients concerning all aspects of their case. We take the challenges presented by the corona virus seriously and to help solve the crisis we are implementing remote work programs that will limit office attendance for our attorneys and staff. We have provided all necessary employees with the means to work remotely from home commencing 5:00 p.m., March 16, 2020. Read the rest »
The Colorado Department of Traffic (CDOT) recently released a report on fatal vehicle collisions from 2002-2010. Split up in groups, the numbers show just who is most vulnerable when it comes to vehicle accidents in Colorado. The categories include: drivers over 65, drivers under 65, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicycle riders. There are a few trends that may surprise you. Read the rest »
In our recent blog, we talked about the infections associated with catheters, which are part of a larger problem in the United States: hospital-acquired infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least one in 31 hospital patients has one or more HAIs at any given time. These diseases range from urinary tract infections to Clostridium difficile, and they are caused by unsanitary conditions.
We are pleased to share that Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has once again been named to the annual “Best Law Firms” publication issued by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Best Lawyers®. For 2020, we have been ranked “tier 1” in two legal arenas: medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation in Colorado. In both instances, the awards are for our work on behalf of injured plaintiffs. Read the rest »
A July 2019 study published by the University of Michigan found that up to 25% of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are linked to indwelling devices like catheters. Worse yet, the study concluded that doctors and nurses’ failures to communicate were usually the cause of these infections. Read the rest »
Our last blog article dealt with medication administration errors—when medication is delivered to patients through the wrong route. (For example, something that was meant to be taken orally is infused into an IV drip.) Now, we’ll be homing in on how doctors and nurses make these mistakes: with medical device misconnections. Read the rest »